Freya Cumming

Freya Cumming grew up in rural Perthshire and studied Illustration and Printmaking in Dundee, graduating in 2001. In 2005 she moved to Bristol to complete a Masters in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking. In 2007, together with some friends, Freya co-founded Snap Studio LTD, a printmakers co-operative and gallery in Bristol’s City Centre. Freya's work is based on her interest in layering her own photography with painterly marks and pattern. Her distinctive multi-layered screen prints, often in pastel shades and incorporating gold and silver leaf detail cover a range of subjects from alpine landscapes to still-life and cityscapes. Most notable are her depictions of hot air balloons soaring across the sky, no doubt inspired by Bristol's annual Balloon Fiesta that takes place over the city every August.

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